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Oct 2, 2010

The Treaty of Versailles saddled Germany with sole responsibility for WWI and 31.4 Billion ($400 billion today) in reparations due to the allied countries. It was a national humiliation & considered a leading cause for Germany's hyperinflation pre-WWII and a main platform for Hitler's rise to power. 

This weekend, Germany will make its final reparation payment...92 years later. I discuss the treaty, its ramifications and the aftermath which helped lead to the conditions for WWII.